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WETA
Jan 28, 2013 6:18pm EST
antipathy toward the role of government? >> generally, yes. in this particular instance, not yet. i worry about the future. there will be financial successes in the future. above there will be a need for the government to ride to the rescue. my fear is that given the bad name a lot of these programs have undeservedly gotten we will not have the political will to do it again. i'm pretty sure it happened next week we do not have the political will. it will not happen next week. >> why is it that five years after the financial crisis there is still a philosophical debate in america between government and less-government? why have we not decided this is what works and this is what does not? >> i do not think we will ever decide this. we are the anti-government government. you remember our origins. it was leaving the british in getting local control. anti-governmentism has always been part of the american ideologies. for the most part in the broad picture, it is more at the lip service level than at the pragmatic level. we worship jefferson and we follow hamilton. the government does plenty he
FOX Business
Jan 27, 2013 2:30am EST
that the government wastes a lot of money. people are upset every time they hear of a tax increase . people right now should know that the government spent hundreds of billions wasted on war. try to give them more and the issue of waste is a huge issue . it needs to be -- >> the good congressman said they waste a lot of money in dc but give them more because they need it. >> that's the problem. in the state of california. two percent of the top earners may paying half of the state taxes. half of california is paying no taxes at all . they are griping about the raise in taxes the most. jerry brown is cheering on mediocritty and chase guys like phil mickleson. when you chase those top earners out of the state. they are no longer buying . the cost of raising taxes is a killer on the state that bankrupt. >> good choice. >> anybody remember that we have a big old national debt and the feds just crossed three trillion. no one knows how to balance a checkbook in washington d.c.. i am so sick and tired of them taking more of my money and barely make it on a week to week basis . we have nothing to show for it
SFGTV2
Jan 29, 2013 8:00am PST
award and the great government consulting as they pick the products to bring a lot of innovation to san francisco. cory? give cory a round of applause. [applause] >> thank you, chris. thank you so much for all of your hard work, chris. none of this could be possible without your efforts. good evening. the good government awards are incredibly important in san francisco. it's a chance for us to honor the tremendous work that happens in the city and also to honor the individuals who are responsible for some of that success. congratulations to all of our honorees. we're very grateful for your work. let's give a hand for them. [applause] the good government awards also support spur's good government work. it is a central part of our mission. our agenda is admittedly ambitious. we analyze every local measure on the san francisco ballot, which until recently was a pretty formidable task. we participate in most of the major issues of city government from pension and payroll tax reform to some of the most important discussions on how we fund a lot of our public services, whether that finding di
FOX Business
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
of the economy and government spending. here we are, we just went through the fiscal cliff crisis and we have a previous conversation with how we are going to fund the government and the debt ceiling crisis. we are looking at a long set of crisis here and trying to figure out how we will fund the government again beginning at the end of march. the sequester that supposed to go into effect. all of the administration is talking about how can we spend more money. what we saw is that it gave proof that our economy is depending too much on government spending. that our economy is living on borrowed time. also borrowed money. it feels like we have been drinking coffee in order to stay up all night. we know that is not sustainable. it is not sustainable for us to continue to borrow at this rate. we will start to see our economy contract if we don't get things under control. we have to address the fiscal matters anyway to cut spending. otherwise it is going to be even worse. charles: you started to talk about this. it feels like the economy ultimately has a price to pay. >> home ownership levels are
SFGTV2
Jan 27, 2013 7:30am PST
to connect citizens better with government * . i ran it for almost nine years. and when i was elected to office four years ago, i was unfortunately more surprised than i wanted to be about how far behind san francisco government was. this was very 2008, 2009. with you i'm really proud of the leaps and bounds we have taken as a city * . i was proud in 2010 to help move forward legislation to really bring together city departments to work in a coordinated way with our committee on information technology. to help create a chief information officer position for the city. i was also proud to work with then mayor newsome in passing the first generation of open data legislation that we have. but as our civil grand jury in june pointed out, our i-t in san francisco is still in need of a culture shock. and this is where all of us come in today. we have 200 data sets that have already been put out there, but by and large the data sets put out by city government are data sets that i think show us in a very positive way. from my perspective, it's important for us to keep on pushing data sets that
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 4:10pm EST
on is they don't come from government. they don't come from a king, parliament, or even a constitution. they are not prescribe bid any human agent. they are rights we have as human beings that are protected by and guaranteed by the constitution but not granted to us by the constitution. people get that wrong sometimes, i think. they say constitution grants me my right to free speech. no, constitution protects your right of free speech. second idea is spontaneous order. if you have taken a political theory class, you might say that individual rights is the normative theory. they say what things ought to be. there is no need to believe in individual rights or anything to recognize the fact in the world of spontaneous order. to most of us, most of the order in the world seems planned. it took a lot of planning to organize this event today. took a lot of planning to organize the c-span network. it takes a lot of planning to build automobiles, create airlines. all of the things we see in the world takes planning. why is there food in the groceries every day? you think that must be planned b
FOX Business
Jan 31, 2013 12:00am EST
in on that one. >>> plus gdp growth comes to a screeching hot happen. major reason is because government spending plunged 15%. isn't that a good thing? trying to bring you a silver lining. the power panel talks about. >>> they are helping to soften the blow for its employees. maybe something to suggest to your boss tomorrow. the company's ceo joins us exclusively with the details. even when they say it's not, it is always about money melissa: now on to our top story. a big new twist in boeing's battery problems with the dreamliner and the grounding of all of the 787s after the issue was downplayed at the outset saying it was just growing pains. that every new aircraft experiences. now it has come out, that boeing had knowledge of major battery problems even before the incidents of smoke and fire on the planes. our aviation expert, peter goelz, a former ntsb managing director has been following this story with us since the start and he is back now with this latest development. peter, i want to you to put your ntsb hat back on for a second here. if you find out that they knew that they had 10 batte
SFGTV2
Jan 31, 2013 10:00pm PST
in different ways and very creative ways. and i want to say, again, as someone who has worked in government for 23 years, i've been at those departments like dpw and others where we think in one dimension. this is where we clean the streets. this is how often we clean it. this is when we tell the cars to move off. and this is what dpw does and it does it pretty well within that constraint. if you shared that data with companies who are looking at where do people live, how -- what their patterns are, we can get a lot more creative. when we open our data, when we suggest to departments that they can work in collaboration, when we open up and establish within our city contracts that the companies that do service for us do not own the data that they generate from us, that they will have a contractual obligation to share that with the city so that we can mine that to the rest of the city, that's advance of opportunities for everybody. i know at the heart of sharing this data, there is going to be a lot more jobs created, a lot more people out therein venting new ways to establish small businesse
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 6:00am EST
prepared to offer and want municipal state and local government to come to you for? >> i will take it. for us and mr. roy said, the disaster is local. for our buildings local code. we need clarification on what is local code is. i will give you a specific example. usually the municipalities have a limit on the height of the buildings. with the house they look at the top of the roof, the mean height of the roof. they say a maximum 32 feet. the mat comes and says now he will go 8 feet higher because the previous storm was fine, but i want you to be higher. then it is 39 feet. your over the code. who wins? the owner does not. we do not know what to build. that needs to be finalized before they know what to build. on the municipal side, to resolve these issues, that is where most of our businesses have been stopped. other than the insurance companies and through the mat trickling down of the funds that they need, they may have the money, they do not have the code to build four. two items of a result. the money funding down and zoning building codes. >> in new orleans after katrina, there
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 12:00am EST
of hannity. now for the next hour we are going to be taking a look at the bills of government in washington, d.c. and how it is making a lot of people very rich with your hard-earned money. we spent author peter sweitzer to our nation's capitol to take us inside america's biggest boom town. take a look. >> washington, d.c., the nation's capitol. the seat of federal power. increasingly a town that is is very rich. the local native american named the river platomic which means where goods are offloaded or where tribute is paid. today that tribute comes in the form of trillions of dollars of taxpayer money that floods into this city every year. well one out of every six americans worries about where their next meal is coming from, washington, d.c. has the highest rate of fine wine consumption in the united states. while one out of four americans has a mortgage that is under water seven of the 10 wealthiest counties in the united states are counties around this region washington, d.c. now has the highest per capita income in the entire united states. they just passed silicone valley. you are go
KCSMMHZ
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
war rages on. john ging says the u.n. will ask governments at upcoming donor conference to raise $1.5 billion in aid. >>> in addition to the 519 million for the four million people we decided as in need in syria, we also have a plan to respond to the refugees which now number over 650,000 in the neighboring countries. and that plan is costing $1 billion. >> ging spoke in new york after a mission to syria. he said the u.n. will make the request for aid after the donor conference in kuwait. he says the civil war has damaged infrastructure such as water, electricity and roads. he noticed people are in desperate need for food and medical supplies. he said relief goods are not reaching people who have fled to northern syria. ging demanded syrian leaders allow u.n. officials to enter the country from turkey. >>> myanmar's leader is on a visit to south korea. they met with the first woman to be elected president of south korea, park. the two female politicians encourage to do what they can for their respective countries. our seoul bureau chief reports. >> reporter: last year, aung san suu
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 6:30pm EST
concept i want to talk to is there. america is not the federal government. >> let that sink n. america is not the federal government. in america government is one of those things you have to have but you sure don't want too much of it. it's kind of like your family visiting over the holidays. i have to be careful about what i say about family. this is of course the opposite of the political debate in your country today. we have one party that wants to be in charge of the federal government so they can expand it. we've got one that wants to be in charge so they can get it under control. that's a terrible debate. it's a debate fought on our opponents terms. a debate about who can better manage the government is a small debate. if our vision isn't bigger than that we don't deserve to win. >> america is defined by government. if you were to land here from outer space or watch tv for a week or watch the news, you would co-come to the conclusion that washington is the hub of america which and what happens in washington is what drives and dick tates the success or failure of america. in addit
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
and welfare need. we are encouraging the government of yemen to set up an executive bureau for national dialogue, and we are also ensuring that pledged funds can find a proper method of being dispersed so they can go to the projects so desperately needed. >> order. questions to the prime minister. >> number one, mr. speaker. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others, and in addition to my duties in the cells i shall have further such meetings later today. >> thank you, mr. speaker. is it right that a mother and my contingency may not -- confirmed by his minister, her son serving in her majesty's armed forces -- [inaudible] >> the reforms to housing benefit that we're putting in place, and i'm happy to look at the case of the honorable lady says -- [shouting] >> but they have a very clear principle out of their hard. there are many people who don't have housing benefit, who cannot afford extra bedrooms, and we have to get control of housing benefits. we are now spending as the country 23 billion pounds on housing benefits a
WHUT
Jan 29, 2013 7:30am EST
the u.n. will ask governments at upcoming donor conference to raise $1.5 billion in aid. >> the 400 million people in need within syria, we also have a plan to respond to the refugees which now number over 650,000 in the neighboring countries. and that plan is costing $1 billion. >> ging spoke in new york after a mission to syria. he said the u.n. will make the request for aid after the donor conference in kuwait. he says the civil war has damaged infrastructure such as water, electricity and roads. he noticed people are in desperate need for food and medical supplies. he said relief goods are not reaching people who have fled to northern syria. ging demanded syrian leaders allow u.n. officials to enter the country from turkey. >>> emergency crews are on the ground in southern kazakhstan following a plane crash. russia's interfax news agency says the aircraft with about 20 people on board came down outside almaty, the country's largest city. the plane was reportedly flying from the north. interfax reports there were blizzards around the almaty airport and visibility was poor. they s
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
.com/booktv. now on booktv, john allison argues that government incentives and regulation caused the 2008 claps and says that to improve the economy, we need to opt pure free-market policies. it is about 50 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. it is a pleasure to be here. i would like to congratulate heritage on the success that they have had. we did it. this is a pattern we have going forward and the purpose is to talk about my book, which is "the financial crisis and the free market cure." people ask me my i wrote the book. the basic answer is i thought it would be interesting to have somebody who knew what he was talking about write about thinking. because if you look to the academics to some degree, they don't know what they are talking about. [laughter] i think it's very important to undo a myth. these myths become destructive. the method they created is that it was caused by the deregulation on wall street. welcome to the simple fact is that this was not deregulated. we have the privacy act and we were mis-regulated, not deregulated. i have been working with wall street for 40 years and it'
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 11:30am EST
of these islamist authoritarian governments. what are the consequences of that? in syria you talk about al qaeda presence. it's unlikely an al qaeda affiliated group will take over syria or egypt. greater likelihood perhaps in egypt and not even there. what is american influence look like -- what should it look like in this post revolutionary period when there was so much excitement about the prospect of egyptian democracy taking root in way that would be in concert with the u.s. at a time when there are people very critical of the o bama administration for essentially getting out of the way, letting the revolution happen and then turning their backs on the likes of mubarak who could have at least guaranteed some level of stability? >> i think it was an illusion to imagine that we could somehow have shut the flood gates and prevented the revolution in egypt. backing mubarak wasn't an option. and i think the president did the right thing by trying to get on the right side of history there. but now the challenge of the post revolutionary phase in egypt is to try to work with a government there tha
LINKTV
Jan 30, 2013 5:30am PST
of the money does go through the syrian government. that is an issue that causes some concern to some donors. earlier, i spoke to the us ambassador, robert ford. he said that was a concern for the united states and they would keep asking the un for transparency on exactly how that money was part -- how it got to those who need it. >> they are only putting band- aids on the problem, rather than treating the actual cause. any chance there can be any diplomatic movement, given the large number of countries, given that some of the allies of the syrian regime are there? >> all the speeches are about the humanitarian situation and the pledges. you can see people milling around. this is just outside where they are having a banquet, the official lunch underway right now. i suspect around those tables, when you have those high-level figures, including the president of lebanon, one of the neighboring countries, king abdullah of jordan, people of that level, representatives of many countries involved -- i think there will be talks about the political impasse at the un , particularly those very strong c
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 11:00pm EST
the biggest problems. no surprise. government policy created a massive disinvestment focusing on the real-estate market that bubble burst. third, large financial institutions called wall street made serious mistakes. if i was in charge i would let the institutions fail but they were in sentiment by the government model but almost eerie thing we have done since the financial crisis started, even things that may have been in the short term would drastically reduce standard of living long term. number five, the real cost and kidder are philosophical. finally if we don't change direction in the united states faces serious long-term problems. we're doing bad things to our children and grandchildren. what happened? we built too much residential real-estate investor at least $3 trillion and it made as much as $8 trillion. too many houses, too big of houses in the wrong place we should invest in education, manufacturing, te chnology. should have spent less and save more and borrow bus from foreigners. one thing people don't get it is housing is consumption. they think they invested in the house i
SFGTV2
Feb 1, 2013 2:00pm PST
city government the best 21st century city government that we have in the entire world. so, thank you for being here, and it is my pleasure to introduce our mayor's budget director kate howard who in addition to helping to balance multi-billion dollar budgets every year, she will tell you about our plans around our chief data officer. thank you so much for being here. (applause) >> good morning, everyone. i'm kate howard. i'm the mayor's budget director. i'm here to just to talk briefly about the really exciting opportunity that i think is going to be coming up in the city, which is announcement of our new chief data officer. some people may think that the budget office is mostly being countered, but really our office is focused on how do we make government more efficient, how do we make it more effective, and how do we use information to make better decisions. and i think that's why the mayor has asked that the chief data officer sit in my office. so that they have access to financial information as well as a team of people who are already inclined to work on analytical problems. so,
FOX Business
Jan 26, 2013 1:00am EST
benefit guarantee corporation, a government agency, and it sounds like your pension is guaranteed. in fact, it's right in their name, but guess what, it's not guaranteed. it's a bloated group losing billions of dollars each and every year, and it looks like they need a taxpayer bailout if things do not change, and soon, but back to you. if yourmployer goes under, they dump the pension on to the government agency, but the rules changed, and depending upon how much you are owed, you may just get very small portion of it. crepts on the dollar. ask the employees of pilots from united or delta who get just a small portion of what they were promised, so don't believe the name or the guarantee. promises made to you may be broken, and i don't want you snick snickered -- snickered by the misleading name of this agency. melissa? melissa: thanks, see his show this weekend on saturday and sunday. also, be sure to catch my exclusive interview with illinois state treasurer on monday. he's going to come on to take about illinois' lowers credit rating. a big story monday, 1 p.m. eastern here on f
LINKTV
Jan 27, 2013 5:30am PST
of the government. troops had been sent in to the city on saturday to quell the unrest. these are live pictures we're looking at now. this began earlier, 21 people sentenced to death for their role in a riot last february between supporters of riot foot -- of rival football teams. this friday is the second anniversary of the revolution, this was the scene where security forces fired tear grip -- tear gas early on sunday. demonstrators fired through a police station on saturday in a port city. the government has portrayed the revolution on sunday morning where anti-government protesters went up against them for a third day. mike is in cairo for us. let's start here. last time we talked about several cities being a tinderbox. we have laid out the story. the national defense council, meant to discuss the security situation in the country. what can out of that meeting? >> it was made clear that the events in egypt at the moment will fall under the control of the national defense council. this is a body composed of government ministers and representatives from both houses of parliament, as well as mili
Current
Jan 29, 2013 4:00pm PST
. that is fascinating. they sent out tweets saying sos if anyone knows anyone in military or police or government please send help. january 28th, egypt but no such help was sent for over three hours. in fact, they were eventually rescued by protesters. isn't that interesting? people that are unknown assailants go in, fire in the air, loot the hotel. as they do that en masse protesters come in and help the tourists in the hotel, help the people in the hotel to get them to safety. so, in fact, here is a news report on that saying, anti-government demonstrators secured the besieged hotel and helped hotel guests flee until they were safely in taxis to the airport, as the police and army failed to come to their aid. the protesters also helped the security forces in arresting 12 people who were attempting to loot the downtown cairo hotel. now, that's really relevant because obvious times you'll hear the morsi government say the protesterrers are causing trouble and violence. but in reality here they were stopping the violence and helping when authorities wouldn't. now one final sense of forboding and doom her
FOX Business
Jan 26, 2013 9:00pm EST
the federal government to come in. john: that is our show tonight. >> and now john stossel. ♪ john: to was that guy? anyway, this monday our nation's capital looked like a marquee when a new king is ground. thousands of plot, a cheer. many act like subjects worshiping nobility. economic troubles, why all the pomp? watching, i wondered, should our capital be called imperial washington? maybe ago to far. senator john barrasso attended the inauguration joining us from washington. my imperial washington seems to be a minority opinion. in my being unfair? >> i have been to every inauguration since i was in my dad took me to john kennedy's inauguration this inauguration, i tell you, i am less concerned about what happens one day than i am concerned about what this president plans to do for the next four years as an imperial president with rules and regulations and red tape and the czars, the recess appointments rather than actually realizing this is one of three branches of government. at think he believes he is the king. john: you talk about your father bringing you to these inauguratio
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 9:00pm EST
of "hannity". for the next hour we are taking a look at the business of government in washington, d.c. and how it is making a lot of people very rich with your hard earned money. we spent author peter switzer to our nation's capital to take us inside this new american boom town. take a look. >> today the tribute comes in the form of trillions of dollars of tax payer money that floods into this city every year. >> while one out of every 6 americans worries about where their next meal is coming from, washington, d.c. has the highest rate of fine wine consumption in the united states. while one out of four americans has a mortgage that is under water, seven of the ten wealthiest counties in the united states are counties around this region. washington, d.c. now has the highest per capita income in the entire united states. they just passed silicone valley. >> you are going to discover that washington, d.c., a town that used to be a town of sleepy bureaucrats is now a town of moz ratty deal moz rot at this deal fine wine luxurious homes and luxurious shops. it's a washington, d.c. a lot of people
LINKTV
Feb 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
germany using fake i.d. the u.s. government has advised americans to stay away from diplomatic offices in turkey. egypt's interior ministry vowed to investigate the beating of a protestor on saturday that caused outrage after caught on camera and broadcast live but assurances from the government have done nothing to quell anger. erica wood has more. >> cairo's tahrir square and aftermath of friday's angry demonstrations here and outside of the presidential palace. but it's a security force's actions to stop the protests which have shocked egyptians. a 23-year-old was killed and caught on live television, a man stripped naked, beaten by security forces before bundled into a van. >> i can't bear seeing something like that. how can someone drag someone on the ground like that? this man is a protestors like us. this is unfair. we are in egypt. this should not be happening, enough! too much blood! >> this scene was shameful and degrading. not only was this man stripped naked but all egyptian men and youth were. >> the interior ministry has condemned the actions of the police force and says
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 7:00pm EST
she served as national security and state department, negotiated the u.s. government -- with u.s. government with iranian officials here she's nice to hear professor lecture at american university in washington. the writing has appeared in "the new york times," "politico," foreign policy and washington monthly among others. they came to us last night from virginia, took a late night train and what i'd like to do is turn it over to you for your thoughts and comments to start off. >> thank you very much. i'm going to start for us today. let me thank you much for hosting us to thank you for coming. it's an honor pleasure and we look forward to nature scene discussion today. i'm going to start with two provocative themes from our new book, "going to tehran: why the united states must come to terms with the islamic republic of iran". the first of these means, and these two get at the heart of our book. the united states is today enhanced and for the past two years a power and relative decline in the middle east. the second core team as the biggest beneficiary of american ongoing dec
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 5:00pm EST
caused the financial crisis. in my book i talk about six themes. the financial crisis of the government policy. we don't live in a free market in the united states, we live in a mixed economy. it varies by industry. technology which by the way has done very well, the most regulated industry in the world this financial-services. that's where we had our biggest problem, not surprisingly because that's where we had our biggest problems. second of the policy created a massive disinvestment. they got focused on the residential real-estate market. the global burst as all due. at the large financial institutions that calls wall street and made serious mistakes. if i had been in charge of a but let the institutions fail. however the states were secondary and in the context of an incentive by government policy. almost everything we've done in the financial crisis started was a long time period even things that might be helping a low but in the short term will dramatically reduce the standard of living in the long-term. fifth point even though there's and a lot of economic financial causes the re
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 10:00am EST
to operate, most county government operate under, we right now have $88 trillion of things we're going to have to pay for we have no idea where we're going to get the money over the next 75 years. $88 trillion. you know, that's about 1.05 trillion more in bills coming due than what we have over the next 75 years. if you didn't grow the government or the economy at all why have we put ourself in that position? and so the fact is we're now, the federal reserve has increased its balance sheet. of in other words, it's created $2 trillion worth of funny money. they printed $2 trillion worth of money and, ultimately, the pain of that is going to fall on the middle class and the very poor in this country. and it's going the defeat what both parties say they want. and yet we don't have the courage today to make the tough choices even if it means we lose our seats to secure the future for this country. we put ourselves first instead of the country first. it is not hard. if -- any american citizen if they read "back in black," they can go to our web site and read it, there's a lot of common sens
FOX News
Feb 2, 2013 3:00pm EST
. you going to bet on the game? watch out your government may watch out your government may >> john: your poker game may be illegal, but government likes to ban things like ticket scalping. >> we've got to get resellers out of the process soit some people want to ban mixed martial arts. school cheerleading is more dangerous than mma. >> john: how is the ban on performance-enhancing drugs working out? with so much money in sports, should college stars be paid? >> no. no. >> definitely not. >> john: let's ask a team owner. what if government ran sports? >> no team would be good. big sports, big business, that's our show tonight. and now, john stossel. >> john: sun zillions of with yoyouwill make a belt on the sur bowl. if you're a baltimore fan, your team is expected to lose. how can you make a bet that's fair to you? by taking the point spreads which at the moment is about three and a half points. that means san francisco could win and you could still win your bet on baltimore. this makes betting more interesting and makes watching the gamewi more fun. fine. except where does that po
FOX Business
Jan 31, 2013 9:00pm EST
the cavuto show. >> super bowl weekend. you going to bet on the game? watch out your government may punish you, even your poker game may be illegal, but government likes to ban things like ticket scalping. >> we have to get the resellers out of the process. >> some people want to ban missioned martial arts. >> high school cheerleading is more dangerous than mmo . >> and how about that ban on drugs, with so much money in sports should college stars be paid? >> no. >> let's ask, what if government ran sports. >>. john: sunday you will make a bet on the super bowl but the trouble is it your a baltimore fan your team is expected to lose a had to make a bet that is fair? pilot get the point* spread which is about 2.5 points points, as san francisco could bid you could win your bet that makes it more interesting and makes the game more fun but where does the point* spread come from? bookies, a professional but takers. that is illegal in most of america yet they are ever wear and billions will be bet, most illegally. isn't it time to legalize gambling? >> should betting on sports be allowed? >> n
FOX Business
Jan 27, 2013 1:00am EST
, brenda, finally, maybe, a little tamp down on government overreach, you know, in obama's inauguration speech, it was all about growing government even bigger than it already is. and the problem is, when government grows, the private sector suffers. and if you say, well, who cares where the money goes, the problem is government growth is always less inefficient than private sector growth and this is one step toward hopefully allowing the private sector to grow, tamping down on unions which i think have hurt many, many, many industries, despite the higher wages. in the union you have higher wages until you lose your job, and i think this is a step forward, this is progress, what needs to be done. >> brenda: you know, jonas, toby brought up a good point. which is that union membership has been declining for decades, record lows right now. so, what difference does all of this make? the unions don't have as much power. does this make all that much difference to jobs? >> i'll go off what the guest just said. if this were true the unemployment rate wouldn't be so high right now. the union ra
PBS
Jan 28, 2013 7:00pm PST
. he said government officials are investigating whether someone from inside passed along information. some analysts suggest the attack was timed to coincide with a visit by senior company officials. militants said they attacked the plant to retaliate for the french intervention in neighboring mali. french voices landed in the former colony earlier this month to help government voices fight islamic rebels. now they've taken control of an airport in timbuktu. they destroyed muslim graves there. they said worshipping idols goes against their beliefs. the french and malian military are trying to, in his words, eradicate the terrorists. >>> police officers in brazil have arrested four people in connection with a fire at a nightclub. at least 230 people died on sunday, and hundreds were injured. police are interviewing the club's owners and members of a band. the musicians set off fireworks during their stage show. investigators believe the sparks set fire to the ceiling. the band members said fire extinguishers didn't work. police are still trying to find out why so many people were trapp
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm PST
. >> the israeli government has not issued any statement, but national papers are full of the news. u.s. officials say the raid targeted a weapons convoy headed for members of hezbollah, an ally of the syrian president. but the syrian government denied the existence of the vehicles, saying the israeli planes bombed a research center near damascus. russia says the facts are not yet clear but adds that any air strike would be completely unacceptable. >> we are analyzing the information as we receive it. if the allegations are confirmed, then it is our position this is a serious breach of the united nations charter. this would be an unacceptable action against a sovereign government. >> the syrian media say two people were killed when israeli jets bombed the research center near damascus and five more injured. israel has not commented on the allegations, but the israeli government had warned syria this week that it would not accept any syrian weapons falling into the hands of hezbollah. israelis are concerned about the possibility of a chemical weapons attack. people have been stockpiling gas masks f
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